Accession Number : ADD008715

Title :   Tone Burst Reticle Beamrider Missile Guidance.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Mitchell, Robert R

Report Date : 27 Apr 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This invention concerns an apparatus for a beamrider missile guidance system, in which a rotating reticle wheel with a predetermined pattern of opaque and transparent segments is used to spatially encode a projected beam of electromagnetic radiation with the projected spatial information being used as a tone burst code, with the frequency of the tone being proportional to missile position and the projected information being projected in two axes with appropriate timing of the burst for axis recognition. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *GUIDANCE, *BEAM RIDER TRAJECTORIES, *GUIDED MISSILES, RETICLES, ROTATION, LASER BEAMS, CONTINUOUS WAVE LASERS, CODING, INVENTIONS

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE